Welcome to Friends of Hartlepool Station

 

The Friends of Hartlepool Station ( FoHS) established in 2008, have adopted Hartlepool Railway Station under Northern Rail’s Level 2 Station Adoption Policy.

 

About Us

Hartlepool Station enjoys the distinction of being the only station in the UK ever to be awarded two Red Wheels

The first wheel reflects the historical importance of the Autocar and its links with the town whilst the second wheel recognises the station’s unique position as the only station to be shelled in WW1 and where the damage caused is still visible to be viewed.

About Us

The Friends of Hartlepool Station ( FoHS) established in 2008, have adopted Hartlepool Railway Station under Northern Rail’s Level 2 Station Adoption Policy. This is a scheme which was originally created to improve lines of communication between the train operator and station users and which over time has gradually expanded the role of volunteers such as our selves.

Station History

West Hartlepool railway station is the first and only station in Britain to have suffered a direct hit from naval shell attack during wartime. This occurred on 16th December 1914 during the bombardment of Hartlepool by battlecruisers of the Imperial German Navy.

Gallery

We endeavour to keep our picture gallery up to date with images past and present of Hartlepool station and associated trains and points of interest. If you have your own images that you would like to share please get in touch.

News

Friends of Hartlepool Station are an active community of volunteers and ambassadors for the town and station alike. We take great pride in our work and will keep you updated with all associated news stories and events that may be of interest to the wider community.